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Hey there love.

Welcome to For Leather and Lace, a blog that embodies the delicate balance and striking juxtaposition between resilient, uncompromising intensity and alluring, gentle femininity – created and curated by Sarah Lock from Atlanta, GA   

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fresh start

fresh start

After several blog-less months due to an over-loaded schedule and lack of inspiration, I am finally back up and running with a brand new website. Welcome to For Leather and Lace. 

Between starting a new internship with a PR agency, getting a job as a barista at my favorite local coffee shop, and being less than a week away from entering a new year of life (happy early bday to me), it seems to be a time for a fresh start and maybe a bit of change. 

Since I am required to dress in business casual attire for my new job, I have recently made some modifications to my wardrobe which include new pumps, blazers, and blouses. When dressing professionally I refuse to sacrifice my personal style (which up until this point has leaned far more towards grungy, late-60s-meets-90s than chic, business casual).

In order to maintain my sense of self-expression through fashion, I like to add a bit of edge to my work looks. All black is my go-to (obviously), but it's also fun to pop a band tshirt underneath a pant suit or rock some bright colored heels with dark jeans and a denim shirt. Dressing professionally by no means requires looking like a frumpy middle-aged mom. Below is an outfit I wore last week. Simple and chic in all black with a touch of edge thanks to my American Apperal Disco Pants.

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Let me know in the comments your favorite look to wear to work! 

first impression: naked heat

first impression: naked heat

urban jungles & desert dreams

urban jungles & desert dreams